Alleged drunk driver flees after crash, leaving wife and child

An alleged drunk driver tried to flee the scene of a crash in Tustin on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, leaving his injured wife and child behind. (Tustin Police Department)

An alleged drunk driver fled the scene of a crash in Tustin, leaving his injured wife and child behind.

The accident happened in the area of Red Hill Avenue and Lance Drive just before 7 p.m. Thursday. Police say the driver veered off the road, hit two signs and a tree before slamming into a telephone pole.

He then fled on foot, even though his wife and 1-year-old child were hurt inside the car.

The man was arrested a short distance away. He's facing felony DUI charges.

Authorities say the man's wife and child have minor injuries.

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